Miles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center — even though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there. Amy is the new girl at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily-ever-after. Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way... and that's when it all begins.
As the pair slowly move towards friendship, they'll also help one another in surprising ways, as Amy works through the grief over her mother's death, and Miles struggles to overcome his anxiety. Told in alternating perspectives by a pair of clever and appealing protagonists, this book by the critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers that the best friendships sometimes begin in truly unfortunate ways — and that you never know who needs a friend the most.
"Though tossed-shoe victim and crackerjack bowler are destined to become close, the build to this inevitability is entertaining, as Miles awkwardly attempts to make amends, and Amy, when she’s feeling blue, composes an ongoing story about a peasant girl who also gets hit in the head. Told from the alternating perspectives of the endearing protagonists, the novel humorously verifies that loss can lead to surprising beginnings." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Apr 14, 2020|